Editor Biographies

Vinay Chandrasekhara, MD, AGAF, FASGE, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Michael Pack

Vinay Chandrasekhara is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. He specializes in the application of endoscopy for the diagnosis and management of premalignant and malignant gastrointestinal diseases. He has a particular focus on the use of endoscopy for the treatment of complex pancreatobiliary disease. Vinay has a strong interest in endoscopic education having authored numerous articles on endoscopic training and has served as a lead editor for the textbook Clinical Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 3rd ed. In addition, he currently serves as the program director of the advanced endoscopy fellowship at Mayo Clinic. Vinay was raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and completed his gastroenterology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital followed by his advanced endoscopy fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He served on the faculty at the University Pennsylvania before moving to the Mayo Clinic.

Michael L. Kochman, MD, AGAF, FASGE, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Michael L. Kochman, MD, AGAF, FASGE

Michael L. Kochman, MD, AGAF, FASGE is the Wilmott Family Professor of Medicine and Professor of Medicine in Surgery in the Gastroenterology Division at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kochman is a graduate of Northwestern University (BA, Economics, 1982) and the University of Illinois Medical School at Chicago (MD, 1986). He served his residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed his fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Clinics in Ann Arbor in 1993 under the direction of Drs. Chung Owyang and Tadataka Yamada. During that time Dr. Kochman also underwent training in interventional endoscopy and had specialized training in endoscopic ultrasound at Indiana University under the auspices of Drs. Robert Hawes and Maurits Wiersema. Subsequently he was recruited to the University of Pennsylvania by Dr. Peter Traber, were he rose through the ranks from Assistant Professor.

While at the University of Pennsylvania he has served in various capacities including as Vice-Chair for Clinical Services and as Development Officer for the Department of Medicine, on the School of Medicine Committee of Appointments and Promotions (COAP), the Physicians Billing Oversight Committee and numerous Departmental Review and Search Committees. Within the GI Division he has served as Fellowship Chairman and runs the regular endoscopy and advanced endoscopy training programs and directs the Wilmott Center for Endoscopic Innovation, Research, and Training. He has received a number of awards including the Luigi Mastroianni Clinical Innovator and Special Recognition Patient Advocacy Awards from the Health System as well as the Sid Cohen, MD and Donald Martin, MD awards for the education of fellows and residents.

Dr. Kochman has served many local and national societies in a variety of positions. He was honored and inducted as a Fellow into the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. The ASGE recognized him as the 'Master Endoscopist' in 2015 and the AGA recognized him as the 'Distinguished Academic Clinician' in 2018. His current major national commitments are to the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) as a Governing Board Councilor, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and to the Natural Orifice Surgery Consortium for Assessment and Research (NOSCAR). He has served the AGA on the Education Committee, the Public Affairs Committee, was Chair of the Regulatory Workgroup and is past Chair of the Center for GI Technology. Dr. Kochman served as Chair of the GIE Editorial Board, treasurer of the ASGE Foundation, and was a Councilor of the ASGE Governing Board. Also, for the ASGE Dr. Kochman has served on the Post-Graduate Education Committee, the EUS SIG, the Research Committee, the Program Committees and has directed numerous post-graduate courses. He is a past president of the Delaware Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and was the Program Chairman for the Pennsylvania State Gastroenterology Society.

Dr. Kochman regularly speaks for various local GI societies and at SGNA meetings. He is a frequently a faculty member at national and international meetings as a lecturer, moderator and at Meet the Professor sessions on various topics including management of neoplasia, maintenance of luminal patency, EMR, EUS, and ERCP. He also serves as faculty for hands-on training courses held both nationally and internationally for EUS, ERCP, endoprosthetics, and hemostasis.

Lawrence Khek-Yu Ho, MD, Associate Editor Lawrence Khek-Yu Ho, MD

Lawrence received his MBBS from the University of Sydney, and MD from the National University of Singapore. After completing his fellowship in gastroenterology & hepatology at the National University Hospital, Singapore, he undertook training in therapeutic gastrointestinal endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, respectively. He is now Professor of Medicine at the National University of Singapore. He was President of Gastroenterological Society of Singapore in 2005-6. He is also Chair of the Asian EUS Group, Chair of the Asian Barrett’s Consortium, and co-chair of the GoAsia (Gut & Obesity in Asia). His editorial experiences include serving as Associate Editor of Digestive Diseases (since 2017), Associate Editor of Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Open (since 2016), and Associate Editor of Digestive Endoscopy (2012-2014). His research interests cover innovative endoscopic technology in the diagnosis and management of GI cancer; epidemiology, pathophysiology (stem cells), and management of Barrett’s esophagus and its related neoplasia.

Sri Komanduri, MD, MS, FASGE, AGAF, Associate Editor Sri Komanduri, MD, MS, FASGE, AGAF

Sri Komanduri is a Professor of Medicine and Surgery in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology of the Feinberg School of Medicine. He serves as director of Interventional Endoscopy at Northwestern and is the Director of Endoscopy at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Sri is an internationally recognized expert in Barrett’s esophagus and advanced endoscopy. He is a co-investigator on the multi-center TREAT-BE consortium. He has published over 100 articles and serves as the course director for Chicago Live, one of the largest endoscopy courses in the country. Sriis the Chair for the AGA's Center for GI Innovation and Technology and is on the forefront of new innovation in the field. He also works extensively for the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and mentors numerous residents, fellows and junior faculty around the country.

Amrita Sethi, MD, Associate Editor Amrita Sethi, MD

Amrita Sethi is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center in New York and is the Director of Interventional Endoscopy and the Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship Program Director. She completed her GI fellowship at Medical College of Virginia, and then her Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship at University of Colorado. She has been an attending advanced endoscopist at Columbia since 2008. Her practice interests include ERCP and cholangioscopy, therapeutic EUS, ESD, POEM and other areas of third space endoscopy and endoscopic innovation.

In addition to her work with the national GI societies, such as the ASGE, AGA and ACG, she is the founder and president of Women in Endoscopy (WIE), a global organization started to foster mentorship and promote leadership for women in interventional endoscopy. She is also the current President of the NYSGE. She received the Master Endoscopist Award, a prestigious ASGE Crystal Award which recognizes her accomplishments and contributions to the endoscopic community.

Anthony Y.B. Teoh, FRCSEd, FHKAM, MBChB, Associate Editor Anthony Y.B. Teoh, FRCSEd, FHKAM, MBChB

Anthony Y.B. Teoh is currently the Deputy Director of Endoscopy and Associate Professor in The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2001. After completing his surgical training, he has received overseas training in many international centres including the Kitasato University East Hospital and the Cancer Institute Hospital (Ariake) in Japan, the University of Washington, Cornell University and Stanford University in USA. His research interests are multifold and these include advanced interventional endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERCP), minimally invasive upper gastrointestinal cancer surgery, hernia surgery and robotics surgery. He is a winner of multiple awards including 2019 Asian Pacific Digestive Week Emerging Leaders Lectureship, Carlos Pellegrini Traveling Fellow, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy endoscopic research awards, the GB Ong and Li Shield’s Medal (best candidate in the fellowship examinations both locally and internationally). He has served as a Visiting Professor to the Stanford Medical Center, Fujian University Medical Hospital, Consultant for Hepatopancreatobiliary Minimally Invasive Surgery Institute of Central South University. He is also a steering committee member for the Asian EUS group, member of pancreaticobiliary committee of the World Endoscopy Organization, Secretary to the Hong Kong EUS society, council member of Hong Kong Hernia society, Hong Kong society of Robotic surgery and Hong Kong Society of Digestive Endoscopy.